Wie Finishes 43rd in Hawaii

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AIEA, Hawaii --Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie shot a 5-over 77 in the final round of the Hawaii Pearl Open on Sunday, finishing with an 8-over 224 to tie for 43rd place.
 
Playing from the championship tees at the Pearl Country Club, Wie was the only female in the tournament field of 192, and the youngest overall.
 
Greg Meyer, a Japanese tour player who is the assistant golf pro at Pearl, shot a final round 2-over 74 to win the $80,000, 54-hole tournament at 7-under 209. Steve Schneiter and Hiroyuki Naito of Japan tied for second, one stroke behind Meyer.
 
Wie was walking with a slight limp. Her left ankle was still swollen from bee stings she suffered in the first round.
 
In last year's Hawaii Pearl Open, Wie failed to make the final cut by two strokes after rounds of 74 and 80.
 
Last month, Wie tried to qualify for the PGA Tour Sony Open at the Pearl Country Club. The eighth grader shot a 1-over 73 from the back tees and tied for 47th against 96 men.
 
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